GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Having watched the Orioles waste a LOT of money on relief pitching, I would just say two things.
1. When you are 20 games from contending for the playoffs, all the relief pitching in the world ain't the problem.
2. Predicting which relievers will perform well from year to year is a fool's game. Linebrink may be great. And he may be a huge waste product.
OK, three things. The Swisher move is an elephant of a move. Since Quentin, I presume, replaces the awful LF combo, it's a doberman. The Cabrera move is an ant...ok, maybe a small rat. The Linebrink move is a microscopic speck of dust on that rat's hindquarters.
On the other hand, you've hurt your starting pitching and and your future. Unless you make another two or three big moves to improve your team without losing anything off the current team, you are still not in the hunt. And given that KW has started mortgaging the future, it's best to go all the way, rather than fail now AND later.
Wow, I think that was WAY off. The Linebrink move and the Cabrera move were much better than you made them out to be. You are sadly mistaken.
There is a difference in watching the Orioles spend money on crappy RP and some of the best in the game. Ill agree, for the most part, RP is a crap shoot. However, Linebrinks numbers are remarkably consistent and has never(5 full seasons) posted an ERA of over 3.75.
And again, it's just you being a foolish Oriole fan an underestimating how bad Uribe was and how much of a gain Cabrera is.(and dont feed me more crap about you knowing because his OBP was bad. learn there is more than just stats. Uribes sucks, Cabrera doesnt)